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Special Operations Command Central

Definition/Scope: The United States Special Operations Command Central (USSOCCENT or SOCCENT) is a subordinate unified command of joint forces for the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). It is responsible for planning special operations throughout the USCENTCOM area of responsibility (AOR), planning and conducting peacetime joint/combined special operations training exercises, and orchestrating command and control of peacetime and wartime special operations as directed. The command is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. SOCCENT FWD, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command (CFSOCC; pronounced SIFF-sock), is located at Camp As-Sayliyah in Qatar. The Command’s motto is Molon labe[3] (Greek for "Come and take them", supposedly said by King Leonidas I of Sparta before the Battle of Thermopylae).

Used For:

Special Operations Command CENTCOM
Special Operations Command Central Command
Special Operations Component, Central Command
Special Operations Forces Central Command



Broader Terms:

Special Operations Command
US Central Command, Combatant Command, AOR/Unified

Narrower Terms:

Army special forces
Combat Search And Rescue
Counterdrug Activities
Countermine activities
Humanitarian Assistance
Security Assistance

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